Hypenated Words In Exclude Dictionary

Hypenated Words In Exclude Dictionary

Post by Dale McRa » Sat, 04 Oct 2003 07:38:21


Hi,
I am trying to add hyphenated words (eg. psycho-somatic, by-pass) to my
exclude dictionary in Word 2002. How can this be done? I am able to add
other words ok but hyphenated ones are ignored. Anyone have any ideas?



Thanks
 
 
 

Hypenated Words In Exclude Dictionary

Post by Mike Willi » Sat, 04 Oct 2003 08:03:07


IIRC from the last time I experimented with this, you have to also have the
hyphenated components there as well i.e. psycho, somatic, by, pass

 
 
 

Hypenated Words In Exclude Dictionary

Post by Doug Potte » Sat, 04 Oct 2003 13:53:35

The English speller checks for hyphenated words - if it doesn't find them,
it checks for each of the parts. It doesn't do any good to put a hyphenated
word in the exclude dictionary if the parts of the hyphenated word are in
the main dictionary. So the only thing I'd add to Mike's comments is that
you needn't bother with putting the hyphenated word in the exclude
dictionary.

We're trying to find a better way to handle hyphenations in future
versions - but since English pretty much allows you to join any two words
with a hyphen, it's a difficult problem.

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Hypenated Words In Exclude Dictionary

Post by Dale McRa » Sun, 05 Oct 2003 01:31:42

Thanks guys


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